Streams, ponds and lakes that flow through and sit on the estates help irrigate all the fields, vegetable gardens, orchards, olive groves and vineyard. The fields surrounding Borgo Pignano are planted with grains and cereals grown from heritage seeds. Our seasonal vegetable gardens produce a wide variety of foods that are in the earth in the morning and on the table later in the day. We produce traditional organic food, as Tuscan breads, natural honeys and preserves, as well as our delicious cold-pressed extra-virgin olive oil. A young vineyard has been planted and the first production of organic red and white wine should happen during 2018.
The link between the countryside and the interiors are evident everywhere: flowers from the gardens are displayed in arrangements throughout the villa, farmhouses and apartments; seasonal menus reflect vegetables and fruits that are at their finest; bathrooms stock toiletries made from plants and flowers grown on the estate; and, in winter, open fireplaces glow with timber harvested from the surrounding woodlands. Two nature reserves, teeming with local flora and fauna, border Pignano’s land.